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Please note: Due dates and points must be set in the Macmillan course. If these are changed in Blackboard, automatic grade sync might not occur.

Important note about Macmillan Grade Sync

  • It’s Important for students to connect their Blackboard and Macmillan accounts (complete Single-Sign-On) for Macmillan grades to sync with the Blackboard gradebook.
  • We recommend for students to complete registration directly through Blackboard.
  • Direct students to this article for help completing Single-Sign-On.
  • Advise students to disregard the instructions on their Macmillan access cards.
  • If students do not complete Single-Sign-On, Macmillan grades will not sync with Blackboard.

Click on a content area on the left side of your Blackboard course

Navigate to the Blackboard Content area or Folder where you would like to deploy Macmillan content. Click on Partner Content, then Content Market.

Note: Content Market is called Commercial Content in older versions of Blackboard. If Content Market is not visible in your Blackboard course, please follow the instructions in this article.

Note: Visit this article for instructions on creating Blackboard content areas or folders.


Click on the Macmillan icon under "Used in this Course"

Expand the "Units" folder 

Click on the arrow to the left of the Units folder to expand it. Do not use Additional Resources.



Click the checkbox next to each item that you wish to deploy to a Blackboard content area

Macmillan content that has been assigned for a due date and points will populate in the Assignments folder. Click the drop-down arrow to expand the Assignments folder. Items with a bar graph icon will create gradebook columns in Blackboard.

Note: Items with a checkmark have already been deployed to Blackboard. Visit this article for instructions on copying or moving specific Blackboard course items or folders.

Links to your Macmillan Course Homepage or eBook (if available) are located below the Assignments folder.

Items that have not been assigned in the Macmillan Course are available for selection at the chapter level. Expand the chapter drop-down arrows to select non-graded content.

Note: If preferred, items that have been assigned for a grade in your Macmillan Course can also be selected at the chapter level. These will be easily identifiable with a bar graph icon. 

Confirm the number of items selected and click Submit.


Confirm the Blackboard destination folder, points, and gradebook categories

Note: Click Browse to change the destination folder. The folder must already be created in Blackboard to change the destination. Visit this article for instructions on creating Blackboard content areas or folders.

When done, click Submit.

View content in Content Area

Links to Macmillan content will appear in the specified Blackboard content area.

View assigned items in gradebook

Gradebook columns and categories will appear in the Blackboard gradebook for assigned Macmillan items. 
Note: Gradebook categories set in your Macmillan course will transfer to Blackboard but can only be changed in Blackboard once deployed. Calculations like dropping lowest score or weighted percentages must only be set in Blackboard. Visit this article for instructions or creating weighted columns and dropping lowest scores in the Blackboard gradebook.